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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 14 October 1868

Date: October 14, 1868

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:59–60. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00287

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

New York,
October 14, 1868 1

Dear friend,

I only write to say that I have received your welcome letter of the 9th, from Jamestown—& that—as Mrs. Paulina Davis has been here, & has, in her own & husband's behalf, kindly invited me, & indeed made the arrangements—I shall come on to Providence, to-morrow, 15th—they to meet me at the depot, & take me home as their guest—from whence I shall report to you, & to Dr. & Mrs. Channing forthwith—& fulfil my promised visit to them also, before I return here—which will be about 21st or 22d.



1. This letter's envelope bears the address, "William D. O'Connor, | care of | Dr. W. F. Channing, | p. o. box 69 | Providence, | R. I." It is postmarked: "New York | (?) | 14 | (?)." [back]


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